MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition: “Second Nature”, curated by Chelsea Haines
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Westbeth Gallery55 Bethune Street, New York, New York
Parsons Fine Arts
2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition
curated by Chelsea Haines
April 21–29, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20, 6–8 PM
55 Bethune Street
New York, NY 10014
The New School’s Parsons School of Design is pleased to announce Second Nature, the 2017 Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Show curated by Chelsea Haines.
Second Nature offers new artistic interventions and observations of a fragile world: a world in which technics and ideology have merged to produce a complex image-landscape in which traditional notions of truth and reality can no longer be taken for granted, and even nature itself has been fundamentally altered by human intervention. In this uncertain and challenging moment, in 2017, these diverse artists, informed by their shared experiences and working proximity over the last two years, are developing methods to critique, analyze, and recover vulnerable images, materials, and relations. Together and separately, their working processes have become another kind of second nature—an almost instinctual critical approach to looking at and making images—formed in the intensive learning and working environment of the Parsons MFA Program. Second Nature is both a commentary on our present and a proposition for other ways of working, exploring how this group of artists has mediated the world around them.
Featuring work by:
Yeu Ryang Choi
Catherine Fenton Bernath (cfb)
Bridget Moreen Leslie
Daniel Llaria Gaspar
In our dynamic world, art reflects conditional reality, and design contributes to further development of global societies. At Parsons School of Design, rigorous practice and critical scholarship prepares students to become leading agents of commentary and change.
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